I´ve been riding all night just to get here
Don´t you be throwing us out so soon
Across the whole damn South with cotton-mouth
Now we got some drinking to do
We´ve been stuck on the range for 45 days
And that´s a long long time
We ain´t leaving this place ´til there´s a smile on our face
And the whole room is a friend of mine.
So won´t you line ´em all up and slide ´em all down
And let´s hear the jukebox roll
We´ve been living on bacon and beans
Playing the jacks and the queens
But we still got some money to blow
And the times ain´t wild enough
We dig our spurs in the make them jump
We´re riding shotgun with the devil
We´re the buckaroos.
My name is Gideon Tanner
I´ve been a man of good manners
I won´t dance ´til the ladies ask me
I simply tip my hat, I smile and sit back
And then I wait for that friendly stampede
I started dancing so tight that this girl turned white
I thought she must be passing away
I said: now don´t let me down,
´cos when I hit this town
I´ve got to live my whole life in a day.
So won´t you ...